Holy Wind coming to Great Britain

Lion-eagle BigBen 1Tony Puccio in Tucson, Arizona, reports the following notable dream of Ben Ben bending in the wind of the Holy Spirit. It reminds me of the prophetic paintings of Big Ben touched by the hand of the Lord, as done by Yvonne Coombs in March.

My Dreams and Visions

I had what started as a dream and am still seeing it today a powerful wind blowing through great Britain. I saw Big Ben bend and move with the direction that the wind was blowing, i.e., North South East and West. The force of the wind did not topple Big Ben but rather Big Ben seemed in the vision to be cooperating with the wind and would bend in the direction that the wind was blowing. The bending here, I believe,  represents humility. Big Ben, in the natural, could not bend the way I saw it doing in my dream.

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Britain, Back to Basics: 2 – the Gospel of Good News

On 1st July Yvonne Coombs posted this exceptionally powerful prophecy on Facebook: which brings detailed confirmation of the humorous vision noted 2nd May (part 1 refers):

BACK TO BASICS – THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS

I see a deck of cards being flung over the UK and I notice they are all Ace of spades. I then see another deck being flung that are all Aces of hearts, then again a whole deck as the Aces of diamonds and finally another deck as the Aces of clubs. These come from the North, East, South and West.

I then see a tower of these cards over the Centre of the Country. I then see 4 swords being rammed into the earth with such power that the earth shakes and again, they are arranged around the tower of cards from North, to South, to East, to West. I believe the cards represent four-of-a-kind in poker.

I then see the word ‘Sceptre’ over the Northern sword, ‘Grace over the Eastern sword, ‘Servitude’ over the Southern sword and ‘Mercy’ over the Western sword.

The swords are then covered in oil from above and set on fire as orange flames lick over them and hear the words “TOO HOT TO HANDLE” and felt the Spirit reveal there must be a moment to wait for them to cool.

The Lord says,

“THEY ARE TOO HOT TO HANDLE AND DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO TOUCH THEM BUT, WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE OVER MY NATION OF THE UK, THEY SHALL BURN AS BLUE AND THEN YOU MY CHILDREN SHALL TAKE THEM AND RUN WITH THEM AND GO BACK TO THE BASICS, THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS THAT WAS ONLY MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH MY SON JESUS, HE WHO TURNED THE RIVERS RED BY HIS BLOOD SHALL TAKE BACK WHAT IS MINE!”

I ask the Lord what the four-of-a-kind means over our Nation?

“MATHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN! YOU SHALL SHAKE OFF THE DUST AND MIGRATE IN MY SPIRIT, OUT TO THE CORNERS OF THE EARTH. YOU SHALL TAKE THE SWORD OF MY WORD AND CUT DOWN EVERY HOUSE OF CARDS THAT I DID NOT BUILD AND MY TOWER OF CARDS SHALL STAND, FOR MY FOUNDATION IS THE CORNERSTONE, MY WORD IS AS FLINT TO THE FLAME IT MAKES AND THE UK SHALL BE AS A BEACON TO THE NATIONS OF MY GLORY AND MERCY YET, YOU MUST KNEEL BEFORE ME AND ASK AND DECLARE “MY KINGDOM COME”!”

I believe the period from orange to blue flame is in the cleansing of the dross and preparation for the coming in of the baptism of fire (Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”)
Are we ready and willing to call the towns, cities and Nation to prayer and repentance? AS THE LORD HAS RESHUFFLED FOR THE LAST TIME OVER THIS NATION, ARE WE GOING TO LAY OUR CARDS DOWN AND TRUST THE HAND WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND BE AS ONE IN UNITY? PRAISE BE TO GOD!

Sceptre [S]
(Heb. shebet = Gr. skeptron), properly a staff or rod. As a symbol of authority, the use of the sceptre originated in the idea that the ruler was as a shepherd of his people ( Genesis 49:10 ; Numbers 24:17 ; Psalms 45:6 ; Isaiah 14:5 ).

sceptre
noun: scepter
1 an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.”imperial regalia of orb and sceptre”

Isaiah 44:3-4
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.

Ezekiel:4-9

The Four Faces of God, by John Bickersteff & Timothy Pain.

Britain, Back to Basics: 1 – cartoon visions of wheels off the nation’s ‘wagon’

“Many a true word is spoken in jest”, so the hoary adage goes. Some months ago we noted how political cartoonists can unwittingly capture the essence of prophetic words. So, let me share two amusing visions that popped up during the first video conference discussing a gathering of UK prophets in Reading next February, as announced here.

Being a blogging Thursday, I was busy on 2nd May and had to munch lunch during the session, thus wanted simply to sit in on the proceedings with little involvement.

Pastor Yinka Oyekan outlined his vision for the event of bringing the Word of the Lord through the voice of the Ekklesia. The apostolic and prophetic would convene together to hear from God for the purpose of speaking his Word into all spheres, including Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, government departments and agencies, education, arts, businesses and churches and other influential spheres. In his new role as VP of the Baptist Union, Yinka would be able to convey this information in an official capacity.

In the light of our very recent history this sounded a most sensible and welcome project, and we were asked for our reactions and thoughts…

BUT I just couldn’t answer because I was watching an open-topped, wooden wagon, not stagecoach of the Old West, careering along as I heard the very popular song of the 1960’s, Three Wheels on My Wagon!!

“Three wheels on my wagon
And I’m still rolling along…
“Two wheels on my wagon
And I’m still rolling along
“One wheel… 
NO wheels on my wagon, so I’m not rolling along!
[Source: LyricFind]

 

I told the group what I was watching and understand this mental image of a wheel-less wagon represents Britain in its political and social upheaval, which is purely the result of our deliberately breaking the wheels of our Christian faith off every aspect of our lives, society and culture.

THEN I chuckled loudly because I saw the popular (to my generation anyway) cartoon characters Fred Flintstone and his side-kick Barny Rubble suddenly pop up in the back of the wagon with a large, upright stone wheel between them, as though we need to replace our modern, but broken, wooden wheels with our ancestors’ discovery of the wheel – thus, here’s the answer to all our problems!!

This vision’s meaning is quite clear: God is calling Britain ‘back to basics’ – and in unison one of the group said this out aloud with me.

Almost two months later a sister in the Lord receives a much fuller prophetic vision and word on ‘Back to Basics’, which you can read in part 2.

[Later, reading a review of Mrs May’s EU negotiations upon her announcing retirement as PM, I noted the author says ‘the Chequers deal brought the wheels off her wagon’.]

6th ‘jigsaw piece’: Leisa Ebere on outpouring coming to Hertfordshire

This news of Saturday morning from Leisa corroborates the previous post about last week’s Glory Feast, for she writes (and what I later came to realise is also):

6th Jigsaw Piece:

‘The Lord has given me a most profound vision & prophecy about an Outpouring He is sending to Hertfordshire that I would like to share with the Body of Christ; and I believe it is direct answer to prayer to many who have been praying in that region, Praise God! Here it is:

VISION & PROPHECY OF THE OUTPOURING COMING TO HERTFORDSHIRE

‘I saw a clock ticking loudly in a large church tower and I heard a loud shout from the heavens saying: “It is time, it is time!

‘Then I saw four angelic riders on white and silver horses holding banners and they were rending heaven with these banners and galloping in a cross-ways formation between Watford and Stevenage; and I heard the Lord declare in a loud voice,

“The time of open heaven is coming upon Hertfordshire, for I shall start in the valleys and cause vermin to flee from the meadows there.  For there are men and women of God in that region who have thirsted for more and I am bringing a mighty ocean to drench the people in that place. The churches shall turn inside-out in that land,” says the Lord, “as they look outwards by My Spirit to the needs of the people round about them.  And momentum by My Spirit shall be birthed,” says the Living God.’

Bless you,

Leisa Ebere, 29th June 2019

Continue to next post for the 7th ‘jigsaw piece’.

5th ‘jigsaw piece’: last week’s Glory Feast in He(a)rts

Continuing from he previous post’s ‘jigsaw pieces’ and trusting you’ve noted them:

5th Piece: GLORY FEAST 23-26 June 2019

The ‘spiritual fallout’ since 2nd May, when I sat in as merely an ‘observer’ – so I thought, to the first video team-conference for convening One Voice 8 Feb 2020: The Prophetic Voice, has been waiting and watching for confirmations that the ‘atomic glory-bomb’ I saw in 1992 was not only a true, rather than false, vision but also significant for today.

In having had an immediate confirmation and further elucidation from Veronika West as she listened to my brief account, I sensed the Lord may bring it into manifestation much sooner than next year. So, when I received notice exactly one month later of the event announced below, and that it immediately preceded the 27th anniversary of that vision of the Lord’s glory exploding in Britain, I then saw how His ‘cookie could crumble’ – that is, discerned a possible picture emerging as pieces of His ‘invisible jigsaw’ fall into place – and indeed they did:

Click image for details of April 2020 Glory Feast

Conference convener Robin Jegede-Brimson, about whose prophetic alliance in South-east England I cover here, has today posted on his Facebook news of what happened, plus several videos, at this Glory Feast in High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire:

‘THE SWORD OF THE LORD IS BEING PLACED IN THE HANDS OF HIS WARRIOR BRIDE IN THIS SEASON, HIS BELOVED DAUGHTERS ARE NOW RECEIVING A FRESH OUTPOURING OF HIS ANOINTING AND HIS AUTHORITY TO WAR IN A NEW WAY, FOR A NEW DAY IN DAWNING UPON THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH!

‘THE GLORY OF THE LORD WAS SO HEAVY UPON ME AS THE SWORD FOR THE NATION WAS PLACED IN MY HAND I NEEDED TWO WOMEN TO HOLD ME UP; I BELIEVE THIS IS A POWERFUL PROPHETIC PICTURE OF WHAT GOD IS “NOW RELEASING” TO HIS BELOVED WARRIOR DAUGHTERS IN THIS HOUR, BY FAITH AS YOU CONNECT TO THIS POST RECEIVE, RECEIVE, RECEIVE WHAT THE LORD IS RELEASING, TAKE HOLD OF THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND BEGIN TO ADVANCE AND TAKE GROUND.

‘I hear the Spirit say, “MY BELOVED WARRIOR DAUGHTERS THE BATTLE IS RAGING BUT THE VICTORY IS ASSURED, ITS TIME TO ADVANCE, OCCUPY AND ESTABLISH MY KINGDOM PURPOSES UPON THE EARTH, FOR THE TIME OF BIRTHING HAS NOW COME”...! (Veronika West)

Continue to next posts for 6th and 7th ‘jigsaw pieces’.

GPS #34.4: Vision of lightning and lights across the UK

Further to the preceding ‘Global Prophecy Signals #34‘ on the same theme relating to the 1967 visions of Jean Darnall, I thank you Lord for this vision Angela Samuel posted on the Fb’s Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival and associated UK Prophetic Words.

Angela prefaces the first, “I feel such an urgency with this Vision I was given last night; thank you Jesus.” and concludes “Thank you Lord, We give you All the Glory, honour and Praise; we are broken vessels to be used for Your Glory. Amen.”

From an original painting by James Mark Long

A VISION

As I was going to sleep last night, praying for my family, friends and my nation the UK, I started sensing I was soaring high above; I was seeing through the eyes of an eagle.

As I watched I was flying over land; I asked the Holy Spirit “Where am I Lord?”

I then saw it was a map the UK. I then started seeing flashes of lightning coming out of the sky, like a pulse, quick.

Then I saw pinpoints on this map, I saw lights being lit, in different parts of the UK.

As I prayed for more clarity I heard, “Lands End, John O’Groats.”

There, I saw a Fire Burning Bright and from there other lights were being lit from this Fire, other places being pinpointed.

I prayed and I was taken back to a Vision I had in 2014 where I saw saints coming over a hill to be witnesses for what God had done in their lives.

As I was taken back into that vision I heard, “CALL FORTH THE WITNESSES!”

I feel in my Spirit a ‘Suddenly’ moment is about to happen, we are in a Time of Suddenlies.

Angela Samuel, 25th June 2019

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Note: as one of the four symbolic ‘icons’ in the Bible, eg. ‘Four Faces of God‘, Ezekiel’s and John’s visions of four living creatures and faces of seraphim, and of the Gospels, the eagle is symbolic of prophecy and the prophetic office, which became evident in my first encounter with spoken prophecy, as recounted in Why Write/Blog?

Visions of England ablaze – and a holy whirlwind (GPS #34.2)

aurora-uk_2192580k_Image credit Telegraph

May I offer the following visions for your weighing with the Lord. Readers may recall previous posts on dreams and visions (eg. on Big Ben) received by Tony Puccio, a resident of Tucson, Arizona, on what he believes the Lord is about to do in England. Here’s the two latest:

1. ENGLAND ABLAZE, ANOTHER VISION (19th June)

‘As I was praying this morning I saw the following vision.

‘Imagine, if you will, the Olympic runner who runs with the torch and at the end of his/her run lights the flame for the beginning of the games.

‘With that said I saw England and it was dark. Then I saw what seemed to be Olympic runners seemingly descending from the sky each holding a torch. Again remember the ultimate purpose of the runner was to light the fire signaling the beginning of the Olympic games. However, in the Olympics only one lights a fire. In the vision, as I stated above, was dark but there were cauldrons, many of them. Each individual carrying a torch would use that torch to light the cauldron and that part of England would be lit. This was repeated by the other runners until all of England was ablaze.’

NB: This timing is interesting because it was 7 years ago when the Olympic Torch was carried throughout Great Britain & Northern Ireland for 70 days ahead of the Olympic Games of 2012.  In order to cleanse its pagan influence, it was preceded by an open-top bus on which praise and worship was sung, in which we participated as told here. Many readers may recall the two visions of fires Jean Darnall experienced in 1967 of groups of believers across Britain being struck by lightning bolts. Tony confirms the vision specifically relates to England alone in the UK. This is especially encouraging in view of what Dr Sharon Stone brought in 2013 of its need to get in sync with the Lord’s purposes.

2. ENGLAND’S CHURCHES (20th June)

‘As I was praying this morning I once again was shown England. This time however, I saw what we would call in the States a tornado. This was a whirlwind that had both direction and purpose. I watched as the whirlwind would pass by a church and the church literally would be sucked into the whirlwind leaving the foundation exposed. This was repeated many times. This to me is reminiscent of Ezekiel prophesying in chapter 13 about the Lord tearing down the wall and exposing its foundation.’

Again, ‘coincidental’ timing is interesting in view of a posting dated 18th June in a Facebook Group and which I hope to be able to republish. 

Vision of rug pulled from under EU worshipers’ feet

Dave Hood kindly permits me to publish another of his posts, as published on FB group Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival:, and brings most illuminating insights upon current, as based upon Biblical, events:

OVERTURNED

About 8 weeks ago whilst praying regarding Britain, the Lord gave me a picture. I saw a number of men standing on a ‘narrowish’ carpet, almost in line behind one another, in ones or twos. There were about 20 of them, but there could have been more. They were standing facing east and they seemed to be worshiping.

I knew immediately that this scenario was connected to the current political struggle within our nation, which included Brexit.

With help, I discovered that their facing east was a very important detail. It is connected to Ezekiel 8:16 – ‘And He bringeth me in unto the inner court of the house of Jehovah, and lo, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, their BACKS toward the temple of Jehovah, and their faces eastward, and they are bowing themselves eastward to the sun.’

I understood most of these men represented the EU, and that a small portion of this group were from our nation, Great Britain. Through Israel, the Lord God gave to man His calendar for worship, which is based upon the lunar cycle. But through the church, man introduced a different calendar, a solar calendar, which is pagan in origin, focused on the sun.

By facing the sun, in order to worship it, these men had turned their back on the true worship of the True Son, and they were now looking towards Baal, the god whose presence and power underpins their political system. It is this system, with its structures empowered by its false gods, which now controls the lives and purposes of its peoples.

I then heard the Lord say, “I will pull the rug out from underneath them”

Suddenly, seemingly without any delay, I saw Him place His own hands at two corner ends of the rug/carpet and, with a pronounced jerk, He pulled out this rug from under the feet of these men.

This caused the rug to disappear and each and every one of them landed flat on their backs, in a heap, as their legs gave way beneath them. They were left shocked and dazed by the suddenness of what had just happened!

The Lord’s activity was also now exposing, not just the positioning of these men, but also what was now visible ON the floor, which the rug had previously covered, and on which they had previously stood.

God’s desire for this nation and for Europe is to remove us from the EU, it’s false worship system, and the false gods which lie behind it, turning us back to the worship of himself, the only True God. Jesus, speaking of His Father said:

“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”  (John 17:3)

Therefore, this present struggle with the EU is not merely geographic or geopolitical; it is also the struggle between the church, the body of Christ, and the spiritual powers of this Age.

To confirm and emphasise the above truths, He drew my attention to the conflict between Israel and Egypt, and the flight through the Red Sea (also known as the Sea of Reeds, or the “sea of weaknesses”).  He specifically focused on the confrontation that he engineered at Baal Zephon (Exodus 14:2).

Whilst Israel is fleeing from Egypt’s forces, the Lord tells Israel to do an unusual and unexpected thing. Instead of leading them away to apparent safety, he INTENTIONALLY tells them to head back towards the Egyptians and SEEMINGLY towards danger.

He instructs them to camp opposite Baal Zephon, by the sea. This would mean Baal Zephon would now overshadow their path en-route to safety on the other side. But God had organised and planned all this, in advance.

When Pharaoh saw Israel turn back, his immediate thought was that Israel had now ‘trapped themselves’. However, there was also a second thought in his mind, which concerned his trust in Baal Zephon.

We need to understand that Baal Zephon was now the only recognised god of Egypt that had not been defeated by the 10 plagues. All the other gods had been destroyed, together with their temple sites and their idols.

Baal Zephon was considered the strongest amongst the echelon of Egypt’s gods, even before the 10 plagues. He was known as the Lord of the North, the storm god, the lord of the sea and of tornadoes. Therefore, Pharaoh was not afraid to lead his army into the sea, trusting in Baal Zephon’s protection because this god had not been defeated.

Pharaoh thought he held the ‘trump card’ and that Israel would be powerless against him. So with a high hand Pharaoh lead his armies into the sea in pursuit of Israel. Thus, despite all the plagues, Egypt’s greatest god would be glorified.

Baal means ‘owner’, hence Baal means ‘lord’. But zephon, when used in its feminine sense, as a verb, means to ‘lay out’, to overlay or to cover – as with a carpet.

To overlay, to cover as with a carpet….. All this began with a picture of men standing on a carpet, worshiping whilst facing east – and the words – “I will pull the rug (the carpet) out from underneath them.”

I believe God is saying I have not just targeted those who serve Baal, I have targeted the god that is considered the most strong amongst them, the god they put their trust in. David and Goliath springs to mind.

Though Pharaoh’s gods sought to pull the rug out from underneath “Little Israel”, the LORD engineered a very public defeat of those gods.

In the same way, the gods that lie behind the EU are now seeking to crush the “little UK.” But what is coming is the very public defeat of Baal, the EU’s self-proclaimed king.

He will have the rug pulled out from underneath him, together with all who serve him – And this so reminds me of Haman’s very sudden fate.

Whilst finishing this, I sense Father God is saying, “Though Baal Zephon may be the strongest, the best they have to offer.  I, I have kept the best ’til last.”

By engineering this ‘suddenly’, whilst protecting “little Israel” in her great vulnerability, our Lord God enticed Pharaoh and his “masters” into their decisive defeat.

Thus the LORD demonstrates his great love, his power and wisdom, and his strength and might. He thereby shows his supremacy, not only amongst men and the nations, but to the rulers and powers of this dark age.

He is sending this victory to encourage us, His people. But also to our nation, and to the nations and peoples of Europe, He sends his powerful message that they can be set free. They too can be delivered and come to know the Saviour, and no longer be enslaved, nor numbered amongst the lost.

Be it so, Father God, unto them and unto us. But also unto you, Our Father, may glory come to your great name, through our Lord Jesus, Amen!  (Ephesians 3:9-10)

Dave Hood, 11th June 2019

Call to intercessors to declare “CUT” over our nation!

I’m privileged that Paul Clift has shared the full details surrounding the following dream with me as they authenticate his account and its importance. The ‘Background’ provides a good example of prophetic protocol:

A Prophetic Dream of the Spiritual Tug-of-War

We are in a very fierce spiritual war for this nation of the UK. The evidence is all around us. We need to earnestly pray at this time.

I saw a tug-of-war taking place. This is not a party game but a massive spiritual war between opposing sides. It is a David and Goliath situation. I was reminded from the book of Ecclesiastes that a three-stranded cord is not easily broken. There are many more strands in a rope.

The Holy Spirit said that,

“The rope will not break in the natural realm. The rope can only be broken supernaturally. If the intercessors, prayer warriors and people of God repent and rise up together then all it will take is ONE word: “CUT”. God will respond and take hold of His sword which is sharper than any two-edged sword. The rope will be cleanly cut. The effect will be the two teams pulling on the rope will be taken by surprise. Each team will fall to the ground some distance from each other. Each team will be in a heap wondering what has happened.

“Do you not know there is an enemy within? They smile and shake hands, but deep inside they are not for this nation, the United Kingdom. They are traitors!”

I was taken aback at the word ‘traitor’ but the Holy Spirit reminded me that Jesus called the religious leaders of the day white-washed sepulchres.

“Do not be deceived by what you can see, because I see deep into the very depths of each human heart. In these days I am shaking everything that can be shaken and exposing for all to see the inner motives of people’s hearts.

“The heaps of people on the ground represents disarray, not knowing what to do, a difficult season. However, there will be a realisation after a short time that the United Kingdom is no longer in a tug-of-war. There will be a recovery. The EU will begin to blame each other and there will be much infighting. They will not recover.

“I need to bring Europe to its knees because I long for all people everywhere to come to repentance but pride is the obstacle. At this time intercede for Europe but repent and declare “CUT” over this nation.” [Underlining RB]

Gordian Knot Legend

Eve, my wife, noticed something on the TV and told me that I might be interested in what was being said in an interview.

On the morning of Wednesday May 28th 2019 an interview took place on BBC with Jacob Rees-Mogg (JRM). The interviewer asked him about a comment Jeremy Hunt had made earlier in the day describing the current situation between the EU and the UK “as a Gordian knot”. JRM described the legend.:

“There was an ox cart tied up with a complicated knot. An oracle had declared that any man who could unravel its elaborate knots was destined to become ruler of all of Asia. Alexander the Great wanted to untie the knot but struggled to do so without success. He then reasoned that it would make no difference how the knot was loosed, so he drew his sword and sliced it in half with a single stroke.”

Paul Clift
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 5.25am

Paul and Eve Clift started Healing Rooms England & Wales 16 years ago and passed it on last year but continue as Directors of Halifax Healing Rooms. They are Divisional Directors of Healing Rooms, which looks after about 15 nations across Europe, mostly Eastern Europe, and are part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at Kings Church, Halifax, which they’d started in their home.

Background:

The Prophetic Dream and the Gordian Knot were submitted in accordance with 1 Cor 14:29 to the SLT on Thursday 30th May 2019. At the next day’s SLT meeting both were considered and it was decided the Prophetic Dream and Gordian Knot should be read at the following Sunday’s morning meeting of Kings Church, when Paul was scheduled to conclude his teaching series on gifts of the Holy Spirit.

However, upon waking on Sunday Paul encountered a strong spiritual attack upon his health, which they realised was because of the dream. He needed help to get to church and was allowed to bring the prophetic dream at the beginning of the meeting – only then did the opposition start to lift.  A period of prayer and intercession based upon the prophetic word was held later.

In fact only the previous Sunday, 26th May 2019, the full time leader at King’s Church, Paul McMahon, had recognized the real need to pray urgently for this nation. Although this significant prophetic dream had come to Paul Clift days earlier whilst away, he felt constrained not to respond. He later realised this was appropriate for the subsequent submission of the dream to the church’s leadership.

Triple validation of the reality of my encounter with Jesus

APPENDIX TO PERSONAL TESTIMONY

A little time was needed to gain a fuller understanding of that awesome visitation – the absolute holiness of the Lord Jesus Christ in contrast to my personal sinful nature. No wonder I expected to die and was simultaneously convicted of my sin!

That encounter used two very personal aspects of my life to grab my attention, thereby validating the experience as real, not an imaginary one. Even more amazingly, both validations are directly related to the 1st and 2nd Advents!  Thus, they couldn’t fail to enhance my interest in End-Times and which had been launched a few years earlier by The Invisible Hand (described here).

The First Advent was the time when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea about two thousand years ago. Hence, the four weeks leading into Christmas are designated within the church calendar as Advent, and which start the church year.

The Second Advent is coming soon and is expected to begin in the city of Jerusalem.

FIRST VALIDATION

I inwardly ‘knew’ the heavenly visitor was indeed Jesus, and that the impressive action was a foretaste of his promised return, when He will come in all His power and glory.

The event reminded me of my favourite picture in mother’s Missal, or service book of the Roman Mass.  This gave the content of every Sunday service throughout the year with a diagram symbolising the theme for each service.  As a boy keen on astronomy I’d been fascinated by the picture for First Sunday in Advent. This depicted Jesus standing on the clouds over a burning earth in the midst of sun, moon and falling stars, indicative of events before his Second Advent!

The confirmation referred to above came almost as unusually. On a healing retreat years later, a minister told me God would show me something after lunch. Indeed, after lunch a stranger who’d been seated at my table confided that the Lord told her to show me something she greatly treasured.

christinclouds-lrgIt was a photo taken, it was claimed, from an aircraft over a thunderstorm. When developed, the photo bore an image of Jesus Christ, as though standing within clouds. However, the facial features were hazy, not defined. It was exactly like Jesus in my dream because I’d not seen His face.  (I recall dark, hazy clouds at the foot of the image. This one is published by Bible Probe.)

Upon seeing this photo my legs gave way – I couldn’t stand but fell into a nearby chair! My companion said I went so white she thought I was going to faint or fall.

Yet, just how did a stranger know to show me this photo?  I’d not divulged such a personal dream – she simply said, “It’s the Lord’s doing”.

SECOND VALIDATION

I was puzzled over the closing element of the dream-event, that is:  upon my reaching towards Jesus’ feet to grasp his robe, it turned into the branch of a Christmas tree!  So, when I tugged, a Christmas tree toppled over and its fairy fell off and onto the floor.

Weird?  Not really, because that spot by the window was where the family Christmas tree used to be erected. It was a corner closely associated with Christmas.

As a devout Catholic, my mother had told me about Jesus from an early age. When I painted pictures I would put a blue stripe at the top of outdoor scenes to represent heaven, as children did. But I’d also draw a Christmas tree in heaven as being Jesus.

Why? Not only had I associated all the wonder of Christmas with his birthday but I also heard an actor  on TV mention his name whilst looking at a small fir-tree. So in my childish way I took the actor at his word and would draw Jesus as a Christmas tree.  Hence, the dream changed him to match that image.

At its close, therefore, the dream-event signified the time had come to put away not only childish misconceptions but also all false teachings and replace them with absolute truth – the one who is the Truth in person.

Truly, the most fantastic Christmas present ever – one that’s daily an ever-present encouragement and help in every time of need, no matter how dire. Thank you Lord.

These events started in 1989 and culminated in 1995 with its prime confirmation. Yet more was to come!  Sixteen years later upon revisiting this story for the purposes of this blog, I was surprised by a couple more insights that dropped unbidden into mind. One was tantalising: could the street number of my childhood home (212) possibly be significant in pointing toward the coming year? That is, to 2012!  

Could that notion be true?  Such musing would be confirmed in a fascinating numerical manner at 2012’s first Christian conference we were to attend…Upon our arrival at the venue I was curious about distance driven from home. The car’s odometer was ‘212’ miles!

THIRD VALIDATION

Once again, timing proves crucial in presenting another objective confirmation!  Again, had I not been writing about the visitation I would have missed the crucial linkage!

Whilst writing installments of My Journey Into Freedom (Sept-Oct 2013) I inserted a report on something pertinent that happened at that time in the USA, as recounted in the previous post. This came as a ‘new revelatory word’ from the Lord to Revd John Kilpatrick and began at 2:22am. This too, is very interesting on two counts. Numerically, because my birthday falls on a 22nd. Orally, because that word is directly relevant to my dream visitation in referring to the angelic host as well as in closing with Luke 21:28, namely:

“But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.”

My mother’s Missal for the First Sunday of Advent is shown below and notice how the scripture on page 69 links into my personal visitation and what pastor John brought.

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[Note: originally published 12 December 2011 as ‘3 Validations Point to 2012-13: Part 3 of ‘Death or Destiny?’]

Bible’s Author opens it to answer my ‘newbie’ questions

(5 of 7) Awesome as my ‘rescue’ was, the dream-vision recounted in part 4 didn’t make me want to rush off to church. That visitation’s effect and the ramifications upon my way of life needed careful consideration. For example, I needed to check out New Age claims of the Bible having been compiled and modified by Church councils in the 4th Century after Christ, as well as learn about its history from authoritative sources. [Prof F.F. Bruce’s The Books and The Parchments (1991) was very helpful, especially about the late 2nd Century ‘Muratorian Fragment’ drawn up in the church at Rome. It lists practically all the canonical New Testament literature.]

So not only did I need to assess those implications, but also as possibly a new believer in Jesus Christ I wanted to find well-informed believers who took Him seriously. I soon did so but needed to put their claims of hearing direct from God to the test. After all, they believe we have a relationship with Him and so we have but to ask…

CULTURE SHOCK

A few months before the dream-visitation, I’d learned some members of the church that had invited me to hear Billy Graham met in the school next door to my house! Later, I heard they’d given young Peter prayer-backing for his discussions with me (as in part 3). That is, they’d targeted me!  And God answered their prayers by giving me that ‘dream’.

The first service I attended there in that familiar, small school hall was a culture shock!

Standing before a young man devoid of dog-collar but wearing an acoustic guitar led the meeting in song and spoke without any script or ritual whatsoever – even engaging the congregation in discussion!  Some attendees testified to angelic protection in their lives: I’d thought this subject was lost to churchgoers. Starting the ‘sermon’, he said he’s going to look at the shortest gospel, that of Mark, and would continue in the next weeks. In saying, “It’s action packed and full of urgency” he intrigued me, and this fitted in with my intention of checking out the Bible.

Therefore, I thought it might prove useful to come again. At the next session one thing he taught stuck in my mind: “In Mark, who was the first to recognise who Jesus really is?”  Answer: an unclean spirit (see Mark 1:24). I was thus reminded of that dream’s events – and of the exceptionally unsettling, very vivid one years earlier of a devouring monster of darkness (as in ‘Reality Revealed’ in part 2).

[I was reminded of that scripture at a school of healing in 2017, when the teacher asked why would Jesus silence a demonic testimony of His identity? The answer: coming from an unclean tainted source, even truth itself gets contaminated!  Also, I know that’s been satan’s modus operandi since the Garden of Eden – the father of lies and half-truths. Moreover, this fact points out that being’s pretext for rebellion, and raises questions about the religiously sanctioned practice of ‘taqiya’, as in Islam.]

MOVING TOWARDS FREEDOM

During 1990, therefore, I came into a good place to build upon that dream encounter by learning about the Bible and, more importantly, by listening to God through His written word and to come into a close relationship with Him. As stated above, it was opportunity to test claims about discussing the Bible’s content with its Author without any priest as ‘intermediary’.

The first of many times this happened brought incredibly clear – and shocking! – proof that God really does speak from the Bible, as claimed by many believers in Jesus.

My 1st Question To God

It was important to review my uncharitable views about the clergy. You may understand  how difficult it was for me to contemplate attending church, let alone with regularity – not to mention being under the oversight of clergy.  I wrongly suspected they couldn’t comprehend the dark situation I’d come from.

And so I put preachers’ claims about the Word of God to the test and asked if God could  show me from His book His opinion of clergy and about my attending this church…

My Bible fell open at Hebrews 13:17, giving this most apposite answer and instruction:

Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. (Emphases mine.)

That well and truly put me in my place and enabled me to make my mind up. Thank you Lord for answering and correcting me!

My 2nd Question To God

Later that year I reviewed the occult teaching about Jesus in that brotherhood’s books on His ‘mystical life’ and ‘secret doctrines’. They’d attracted me at 20 years of age, and there were various claims in a massive mound of monographs, as well as teachings of its sister brotherhood based on the dogmatic Kabbalah (Jewish esoteric belief system based upon Creation;  eg. the ‘Sepher Yetzirah’).

I asked God for His guidance on this matter and opened my new, pocket-sized Bible. I’ve never been able to repeat what happened next – it immediately fell open at the second chapter of Apostle Peter’s second letter. Its first ten verses stood out with startling clarity (the rest were hazily out-of-focus) – they warn about false teachers who:

‘…secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying our sovereign Lord who bought them – bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful way and bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with the stories they have made up. Their condemnation has been long hanging over them and their destruction has not been sleeping. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell…to be held for judgement…then the Lord knows how to…hold the unrighteous for the day of judgement, while continuing their punishment. ‘ (2 Peter 2:1-9 NIV)

The emphases hit ‘bull’s eye’, and the subsequent verses explain that assessment and what happens to such teachers as ‘springs without water and mists driven by storm’. This answer to my question was startlingly exact!  It’s jaw-dropping and eye-popping as well as a chilling condemnation upon such liars and blasphemers – absolutely awesome!

Once again, the Holy Author of the Bible had used it to answer another o my questions (St Peter’s letter may be read in full here).

Specifically, that occultic group claimed its information had come from the Essenes and early Christians. Members of that Qumran community by the Dead Sea and across Judea were supposed to have assisted at Jesus’ birth and crucifixion, and as a Roman warrant had supposedly been issued to release Jesus before death, those supporters and ‘secret disciples’ helped to resuscitate Jesus. Also, as God’s Holy Spirit had come upon Jesus during the baptism in the river Jordan and left during the crucifixion this supposedly indicated Jesus was human only, not one with Almighty God.

Furthermore, this group taught the necessity of acquiring initiatory knowledge to enable attainment of illumination and perfection of ourselves through reincarnation, and thus be one of the ‘ascended masters’ or world teachers, as claimed of Jesus the Christ.

This is identical to the gnostics and other heretical false doctrines about Jesus that vied for dominance over the early Church, and which greatly influenced the founder of Islam. This is why Apostle John’s first letter speaks so adamantly under direct inspiration of the ‘Author of the Bible’ about the spirit of anti-Christ slithering into churches to contend against the One who’d destroyed satan’s authority over humanity:

Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone into the world. By this you may know (perceive and recognise) the Spirit of God; every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God as its source];

And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would annul, destroy, severe, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This [non-confession] is the spirit of the antichrist, (of) which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world.’ (1 John 4:1-3 Amp Bible)

Therefore, that brotherhood denied the divinity of Jesus Christ and the centrality of His sacrificial death and resurrection – from actual death – for the salvation of human souls, and thereby reconciling us with God and enabling our right of entry – in this life and the next – into His throne-room by the Blood of the Lamb.

Moreover, the Author of the Bible had pointed me to His truth about that group’s motives and its leaders’ dreadful destiny.

Conclusion

Consequently, I wanted to know lots more from the Living Lord God and His Son Jesus Christ.  It was a great blessing, therefore, that He soon directed to testimonials like mine (next).

Only upon revisiting this testimony many years later did I realise those passages in Peter’s letter and that to the ‘Hebrews’ starkly contrast both forms of leadership under which I’d served. The first was highly ungodly, and the latter is blessed by Father’s supreme protective cover for all His children.

Continued in part 6 >

To read testimony in full click: to read from beginning – to read part 4  – for Appendix.

The night Jesus broke through the window!

(4 of 7) The second visitor over the night of 13-14th September 1989 was far more challenging than that evening’s first one, when I’d shut the door on hearing about Jesus – this time it is life or death!  Mine!!

THE HEAVENLY VISITOR

In a most unusual dream that night I go back in time. A dream so lucid that even thirty years later, it remains vividly etched within me. Therefore, it must be exceptionally significant. Continue reading